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October 19, 2011
Archbishop Wood's Nate Smith, a quick-footed defensive back, orally committed to play football at West Virginia in a Tuesday news conference at the Warminster school. The 6-foot, 190-pound senior, also dangerous as a wide receiver and kick returner, chose the Mountaineers over Temple, Michigan State, South Carolina and Toledo. A transfer from George Washington, Smith has helped the Vikings, ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, to a 6-1 record. They have outscored foes by 303-62.
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January 10, 1990 | By Mike Gonsiweski, Special to The Inquirer
Charles Becton scored 13 points last night to lead West Virginia to an 82-62 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over St. Joseph's. Tracy Shelton finished with 12 points as West Virginia improved to 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the Atlantic 10. Ron Vercruyssen and Mike Shaak paced the Hawks (2-9, 1-4) with 12 points apiece. St. Joseph's led 8-2 with less than four minutes gone in the game, but the Mountaineers unraveled the Hawks' control offense with their fastbreak. WVU tied the score at 10 with 13 minutes, 58 seconds left in the half, and the Hawks never regained the lead.
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March 7, 1988 | By KEVIN MULLIGAN, Daily News Sports Writer
The Atlantic 10 Conference's youngest and brightest stars were out in full force yesterday. Freshman Mark Macon scored 28 points, with 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals, in Temple's 77-57 drubbing of Duquesne in the nightcap of a pair of tournament quarterfinal games. But before Macon took center stage, the A-10's second-best freshman, Chris Brooks, West Virginia's 6-6, 220-pound forward, turned in one of his finest performances in leading the third-seeded Mountaineers (18-12)
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November 29, 1993 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Officially, the bowl coalition isn't allowed to divulge its pairings until this coming Sunday. Unofficially, the matchups are set. Or are they? The Dallas Morning News is reporting that unbeaten West Virginia, shut out of directly playing for the national championship after turning up third in the latest coalition poll behind Nebraska and Florida State, will turn down an invitation to face Texas A &M in the Cotton Bowl. Instead, the newspaper said, the Mountaineers will opt for a Sugar Bowl matchup against the Southeastern Conference champion, either Florida or Alabama.
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March 2, 1993 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
In the latest RPI Report, Temple has climbed all the way to No. 14 in the land. That's mighty impressive, for a basketball team with 14 wins, and one that doesn't call the Big 10, Big 8 or Atlantic Coast Conference home. But Owls coach John Chaney doesn't put much stock in power ratings. At least not for public consumption. All he understands is that his club suffered its 11th loss, 86-74, to West Virginia last night. Temple (14-11 overall, 7-6 in the Atlantic 10), which was riding a four- game winning streak, missed an opportunity to virtually lock up an NCAA Tournament at-large berth.
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April 1, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Fans say West Virginia University basketball coach John Beilein deserves the 2-year contract extension he won yesterday. After all, he led the Mountaineers to their best season in more than four decades and turned around a team that was in trouble just 3 years ago. "They say this team has no stars but in my opinion, Coach Beilein is the star of the team," said WVU senior Mike Jones, of Pittsburgh, referring to the team's performance in...
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January 26, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pottsgrove two-way back Terrell Chestnut, who chose to look for another football home after the University of Pittsburgh fired coach Dave Wannstedt last month, has committed to West Virginia. "He's happy with West Virginia, really comfortable with the people and coaches there," longtime Pottsgrove coach Rick Pennypacker said. Chestnut, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior speedster who starred for the Falcons as a quarterback and defensive back, was an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection on defense last season.
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October 10, 2010 | By Vivian Nereim, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Just a short walk from a bustling fast-food court, the spread is humble: canned tuna, raisins, boxed rice, tomato soup, and stack upon stack of ramen noodles. So, too, are the messages scrawled on a clipboard hanging nearby. "Thanks I'm poor. " "Ant got no money. " "NEED. " The food bank is a single metal rack, erected in early September. What makes it exceptional is that it is in the Mountainlair, West Virginia University's student union. While the university has held food drives for the needy before, this food bank, called the Rack, is meant to serve students, young people who likely look much like those eating pizza in the adjacent cafeteria.
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March 6, 2010 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Big East regular-season schedule comes to a close today with a number of seeds and first-round byes being determined for next week's conference tournament. Fortunately for ninth-ranked Villanova and No. 10 West Virginia, today's game at the Wachovia Center holds no suspense about which team gets a bye. Both the Wildcats and Mountaineers have wrapped up double byes through to Thursday's quarterfinals. But the seedings are up in the air. Depending on what happens in South Philadelphia and later today at Pittsburgh, Villanova could end the day as a 2, 3 or 4 seed.
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February 25, 1987 | By Chuck Newman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The approach was familiar, a defensive strategy that many other teams have used against Temple: Take Nate Blackwell out of the game. Seventeen times the Owls' foes had tried it this season. Their record was perfect: No successes. Until last night. West Virginia held Blackwell, Temple's catalyst, in check for 40 minutes, and the result was a 64-61 upset of the Owls (No. 5 AP, No. 4 UPI) in an Atlantic 10 Conference game at McGonigle Hall, a result that ended the Owls' 15-game winning streak - the longest in the nation - and their 33-game home winning string.
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July 17, 2013
Aaric Murray, the 6-foot-10 center who transferred in 2011 from La Salle to West Virginia, is on the move again. The Mountaineers said Monday that Murray has left the basketball team after one season. Coach Bob Huggins did not give a reason for Murray's departure, saying it was by mutual agreement. CBSsportsline.com reported that Murray was kicked off the team. Murray was charged with marijuana possession while he sat out the 2011-12 season. CBSsportsline.com reported that Murray has graduated from WVU but still has a year of eligibility remaining.
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January 26, 2013
Top choice New Mexico at San Diego State, Saturday at 4 p.m., NBCSN: You don't read much about the Mountain West Conference around here but its teams play excellent games. The 15th-ranked Lobos are the only unbeaten team in league play but that could end at the Aztecs' home arena, a difficult place to play. San Diego State, which fell from the rankings this week, wants back in and junior guard Jamaal Franklin leads the way. Starting Five Louisville at Georgetown, Saturday at noon, ESPN: The Cardinals, once ranked No. 1, are reeling after back-to-back losses while the up-and-down Hoyas are looking to have some consistent success.
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March 16, 2012 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - West Virginia took a 75-mile bus ride to town. Gonzaga flew more than 2,200 miles. Many said it wasn't fair that the No. 7 seed had to travel so far to play No. 10, barely an hour from its campus, at the Consol Energy Center. They were all right. It wasn't fair. Gonzaga jumped West Virginia midway through the first half last night and never let up, blowing the Mountaineers out of the Big East to the Big 12 with a sendoff that only a Pittsburgh fan could love.
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December 1, 2011
CHAMPIONSHIP weekend. But that doesn't only mean LSU-Georgia (Saturday, 4 p.m., CBS), even if that's obviously the matchup most people will be fixated on. Actually, it's just one of nine games that have postseason implications. And it gets going tonight at 8 (ESPN) when West Virginia (8-3, 4-2) visits South Florida (5-6, 1-5) in the Big East, which doesn't have a title game. Louisville (7-5, 5-2), which started 2-4, has clinched at least a piece of its first title since 2006. WVU can tie with a win. So can Cincinnati (8-3, 4-2)
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October 30, 2011 | Associated Press
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Down by three and faced with a fourth and goal from the 1 on a miserable, wet, snowy day, first-year West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen didn't hesitate. The No. 25 Mountaineers were going for the lead and putting the ball, and possibly their Big East title hopes - in what might be their last year in the conference - in the hands of quarterback Geno Smith. Smith didn't run the play as called, but the junior improvised well enough and made a headfirst dive into the end zone on a scamper around right end as West Virginia rallied for a 41-31 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.
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October 19, 2011
Archbishop Wood's Nate Smith, a quick-footed defensive back, orally committed to play football at West Virginia in a Tuesday news conference at the Warminster school. The 6-foot, 190-pound senior, also dangerous as a wide receiver and kick returner, chose the Mountaineers over Temple, Michigan State, South Carolina and Toledo. A transfer from George Washington, Smith has helped the Vikings, ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, to a 6-1 record. They have outscored foes by 303-62.
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October 19, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
NATE SMITH and his new football teammates have stories to tell. While strapping on pads in the locker room . . . Wolfing down lunch in the cafeteria . . . Riding around town on a Saturday night . . . Though the story Smith tells, dating back to a down moment in the 2010 season, remains difficult to relive, he feels the one related by his new grid buddies is much more painful. First, some particulars. Smith, who yesterday made an oral commitment to play defensive back at West Virginia, is a 6-foot, 190-pound senior at Archbishop Wood, and a star across many skies (wideout, safety, cornerback, return man)
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June 11, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Dana Holgorsen was introduced as West Virginia's head football coach last night, hours after Bill Stewart resigned. Athletic director Oliver Luck didn't address specific reasons for Stewart's resignation at a news conference, but Luck said recent developments had become an issue. "It was a combination of things," Luck said. "The program is more important than any individual. Clearly this was becoming a distraction for the program. " Both Holgorsen and Stewart made unwanted headlines in recent weeks.
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